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NY1 ItCH: Does Preet Bharara Like October Surprises?

Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:16
After The New York Times questioned whether he was wearing any clothes, the Emperor of Albany remained quiet yesterday – instead issuing press release after press release that had nothing to do with the newspaper’s devastating report about whether he was pulling the strings of his “independent” anti-corruption commission. “Governor Cuomo signs legislation to strengthen penalties for theft and mistreatment of pets,’’ trumpeted one release yesterday morning, not indicating whether those pets include the governor’s…
Edwin Edwards reveals personal income for campaign
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 08:45
The documents say his 2013 income totaled $242,787. Within two years of being released from federal prison, Edwards was earning money from his biography, a reality television show, speaking engagements, energy royalties and retirement benefits. He did not list any stocks, interest earned from savings accounts or liabilities owed to creditors. Edwards' most substantial source of income was the government, with $95,939 earned last year from congressional and state retirement systems and Social Security. He…
Former governor reveals personal income for campaign
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 23:39
The documents say his 2013 income totaled $242,787. Within two years of being released from federal prison, Edwards was earning money from his biography, a reality television show, speaking engagements, energy royalties and retirement benefits. He did not list any stocks, interest earned from savings accounts or liabilities owed to creditors. Edwards' most substantial source of income was the government, with $95,939 earned last year from congressional and state retirement systems and Social Security. He…
Edwards is making a game campaign in his run for Congress, magazine says
Sunday, 20 July 2014 11:08
is paying plenty of attention to former Gov. Edwin Edwards as he runs to represent Louisiana's 6th Congressional District. If Edwards wins, the writer Mark Jacobsen points out, he'll enter Congress exactly a half-century after he started his first term the U.S. House of Representatives. Jacobsen, who hung out with the candidate; his wife, Trina; and their young son, Eli, as they tooled around the district, had this to say about the 86-year-old candidate: "No…
Edwin Edwards made money through reality television, speaking fees and book royalties in 2013
Friday, 18 July 2014 21:33
Former Gov. Edwin Edwards earned at least $242,787 in 2013 through a reality television show, speaking fees, retirement payments and royalities, according to a personal finance report he filed with the federal government in May. "We did the reality show because I needed to try to support myself," said Edwards, who served four terms as Louisiana's governor and over eight years in federal prison for racketeering charges. Edwards, a candidate in Louisiana's 6th congressional district,…
Edwin Watts Golf reopens
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 08:32
TAMPA — Well, that didn’t last long. A lot of area golfers spent at least a few hours a week at the Edwin Watts golf store on North Dale Mabry. The place was a golf superstore with anything anyone could want, from club fittings to lessons, and almost everything connected to golf. About six months ago the store shut down as a change in ownership took place. The store sold off everything — from clubs…
Edwin Edwards' run for Congress in Louisiana profiled by National Journal
Sunday, 13 July 2014 21:37
Former Gov. Edwin Edwards run for Louisiana's 6th district seat in the U.S. Congress has certainly drawn a lot of attention from national news outlets. There was the lengthy profile in March from Bill Nichols at POLITICO. A short piece from John Fund at "National Review" soon followed. Last week, Louisiana got the latest version - a magazine piece from Eric Benson at the "National Journal". Benson accompanied Edwards to the St. Charles Parish Crawfish…
La. rock star not slowing on campaign trail: Edwin Edwards: Im not running for redemption"
Sunday, 06 July 2014 20:50
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Edwin Edwards movie possible, but not for several years -- if ever
Thursday, 03 July 2014 08:39
The idea for biopic examining the life of former Gov. Edwin Edwards has been whispered about occasionally in recent years, but his biographer, Leo Honeycutt, is making moves to inch closer to making that idea a reality. As reported by LaPolitics, Honeycutt left his job as communications director to Attorney General Buddy Caldwell in order to pursue other interests, including the promotion of his new book as well as to begin the lengthy process of…
A look at high-profile politicians who are convicted and try to make comebacks
Saturday, 28 June 2014 10:31
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Not all politicians convicted of crimes leave politics for good. This week, ex-Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci decided to run for mayor again, despite a corruption conviction and 4 1/2 years spent in prison. A look at high-profile politicians who wouldn't let a conviction stand in the way of a bid for public office: ___ BUDDY CIANCI Cianci was forced to resign as mayor in 1984 after he was convicted of assault. Six…
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